Featured New Children’s and YA books: March 2021

Featured new children’s and young adult books for the month of March.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

Cece loves science / Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes; illustrations by Vashti Harrison.

PZ7.D4468 Cc 2018

Cece loves science! In this STEM-themed picture book, Cece asks one of life’s most pressing questions: Do dogs eat vegetables? Cece and her best friend, Isaac, head to the lab to find out.

This picture book is perfect for fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, and anyone who enjoys asking questions.

Cece’s parents say she was born curious. She asks: Why? How? What if? When her teacher, Ms. Curie, assigns a science project, Cece knows just what to ask—do dogs eat vegetables? She teams up with her best friend, Isaac, and her dog, Einstein, to discover the answer. They investigate, research, collect data, and analyze, using Einstein as their case study. Their final conclusion is surprising, and a lot of fun!

I am perfectly designed / Karamo Brown and Jason “Rachel” Brown; illustrated by Anoosha Syed.

PZ7.1.B79548 Im 2019

In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.

“With tenderness and wit, this story captures the magic of building strong childhood memories. The Browns and Syed celebrate the special bond between parent and child with joy and flair…Syed’s bright, cartoon illustrations enrich the tale with a meaningful message of kindness and inclusion.”―Kirkus


The music of what happens / Bill Konigsberg.

PZ7.K83518 Ms 2019 Great Reads

“It is summer in Phoenix, and seventeen-year-old Maximo offers to help Jordan, a fellow student in high school, with the food truck that belonged to Jordan’s deceased father, and which may be the only thing standing between homelessness for Jordan and his mom; the boys are strongly attracted to each other, but as their romance develops, it is threatened by the secrets they are hiding–and by the racism and homophobia of those around them.”